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This film is a re-edited version of a three reel film that had its premiere at the Vitagraph Theater in New York on 10 Aug 1914. According to the Wid's Yearbook 1919/20 , William S. Adams worked as a cinematographer on this production. It's possible that he shot additional footage for the re-edited version. In the reviews for the 1914 version, there is no mention of E. K. Lincoln's character, and the character of Yvette is stabbed to death by her mother before she kills herself. The author, Jacques Futrelle, died during the sinking of the Titanic . Director Ralph Ince was married to the sister of Anita Stewart. The 1914 film was a Broadway Star Feature, released on the special service of General Film Co. It was copyrighted by Vitagraph Co. of America; 12 Sep 1914; LP2234. Some scenes in the film were shot in the Vitagraph ... More Less

This film is a re-edited version of a three reel film that had its premiere at the Vitagraph Theater in New York on 10 Aug 1914. According to the Wid's Yearbook 1919/20 , William S. Adams worked as a cinematographer on this production. It's possible that he shot additional footage for the re-edited version. In the reviews for the 1914 version, there is no mention of E. K. Lincoln's character, and the character of Yvette is stabbed to death by her mother before she kills herself. The author, Jacques Futrelle, died during the sinking of the Titanic . Director Ralph Ince was married to the sister of Anita Stewart. The 1914 film was a Broadway Star Feature, released on the special service of General Film Co. It was copyrighted by Vitagraph Co. of America; 12 Sep 1914; LP2234. Some scenes in the film were shot in the Vitagraph Theater. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
28 Jun 19
p. 327.
Motog
29 Aug 14
p. 300.
MPN
7 Jun 19
p. 3800.
MPW
15 Jan 21
p. 282.
MPW
26 Sep 14
p. 1832.
Variety
14 Aug 14
p. 20.
VLP
1 Sep 14
p. 30.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Special
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on a story by Jacques Futrelle (publication undetermined).
DETAILS
Release Date:
16 June 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
10 June 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13814
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

The unexpected birth of a child to burlesque dancer Elois Murree arouses an intense motherly love which leads her to send her daughter Yvette to a fashionable boarding school away from the stage environment and her drunken husband. As Yvette grows older, she dreads visiting her overly affectionate, perfumed mother. During one visit, Murree slashes Elois' left eye in an argument. Elois convinces Yvette that the violence was a dream and continues her career, now veiled, billed as the Masked Queen. Although Yvette and Rex, the brother of her friend, become attracted to one another, Yvette refuses to see him after she learns that he wants his prospective bride to come from a good family. When Yvette witnesses her mother perform unashamedly in a transparent silk gown, she is outraged, but soon finds herself attracted to stage life. After Elois learns that Yvette has become a burlesque queen, she tries to kill her to save her soul and then commits suicide, leaving the bloodied knife in the hands of her drunken husband, who then is arrested. Later, Yvette finds happiness with ... +


The unexpected birth of a child to burlesque dancer Elois Murree arouses an intense motherly love which leads her to send her daughter Yvette to a fashionable boarding school away from the stage environment and her drunken husband. As Yvette grows older, she dreads visiting her overly affectionate, perfumed mother. During one visit, Murree slashes Elois' left eye in an argument. Elois convinces Yvette that the violence was a dream and continues her career, now veiled, billed as the Masked Queen. Although Yvette and Rex, the brother of her friend, become attracted to one another, Yvette refuses to see him after she learns that he wants his prospective bride to come from a good family. When Yvette witnesses her mother perform unashamedly in a transparent silk gown, she is outraged, but soon finds herself attracted to stage life. After Elois learns that Yvette has become a burlesque queen, she tries to kill her to save her soul and then commits suicide, leaving the bloodied knife in the hands of her drunken husband, who then is arrested. Later, Yvette finds happiness with Rex. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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